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Smith Yewell (President):  Co-founder, WeLocalize; Co-founder, The Color Me a Cure Foundation; Advisory Board of The Rosetta Foundation.

Dr. Aziza T. Shad, MD (Vice President):  The Ellen W.P. Wasserman Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Professor of Pediatrics & Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Mary Louise Cohen (Secretary):  Founding Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP; co-founder, Talent Beyond Boundaries; co-founder, the Batonga Foundation. 

Dr. Meskerem Asresahegn, MD: President, CEO & Chief Medical Officer of ASAP Medical Services LLC.

Dr. Tenagne Haile-Mariam, MD:  Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, George Washington University Hospital.

Daphne Himelfarb:  Childhood cancer advocate and philanthropist; former fashion industry owner; development volunteer.

Stuart Himelfarb:  Executive Vice President, The Anderson Company LLC.

Dr. Naynesh Kamani, MD:  Vice-President, AABB Center for Cellular Therapies and Research; former Medical Director, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, Children’s National Medical Center; Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Craig Kline:  Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP (San Francisco and New York offices); author of the solar energy portion of the ABA Treatise, The Law of Clean Energy.

Susan Scherr:  Board Secretary, The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy; Certified Public Accountant and former financial analyst, HarperCollins Publishers Children's Books. 

 

Our Staff

Dr. Aziza T. Shad, MD (Medical Director):  The Ellen W.P. Wasserman Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Professor of Pediatrics & Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Julie Broas, JD (Executive Director): Former Staff Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Of Counsel, Jones Day (Washington, DC Office); Founding Board Member and former President, The Aslan Project.

Dr. Miguel Bonilla, MD (Clinical Director): Former coordinator of pediatric oncology partner sites of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s International Outreach Program (IOP) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic; Guadalajara, Culiacan, and Chiapas, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and El Salvador and Honduras, Central America; Principal Investigator of the Central America Acute Myeloid Leukemia protocol; Medical Director of Dept. of Pediatric Oncology at Hospital Nacional de Niños Benjamín Bloom, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Emily Vaughn (Communications & Development Associate):  Former Digital Strategy Consultant, Redbird Digital Strategy; Social Media Coordinator, The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend; B.A. in Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.